And it wasn’t that long ago that any larger masonry job had a blacksmith on hand heating and re-sharpening chisels. (There were dedicated hand-saw sharpeners too, but that’s another story).

Step 4: Sharpen your long-handled garden shears

Use caution when working on your scissors, as the blades could be sharp enough to cut your fingers. Pull the blade back toward you after you make the cut. Without opening your scissors, gently move your hand back toward yourself away from the latex to make sure your scissors have sliced in a clean line. Your scissors shouldn’t snag or tear at the latex as you move them backwards. Hold your scissors with your thumb and middle finger.

Next, apply your highlight down the bridge of the nose. For the nose, always use matte product, even for highlighting. “Generally speaking, people don’t want the nose or T-zone to look shiny, so in those areas, I’d stay away from frost or shimmer,” Brande explains. According to Brande, the first thing most people want to contour are the cheekbones.

Before you sharpen electric garden shears, the most crucial step is to make sure they’re not plugged in. Remove the battery if you have battery-powered garden shears. Never start sharpening or cleaning the blades until you’re sure there is no chance of activating the shears accidentally. After sharpening, apply a spot of lubricating oil on your hand garden shears’ pivot point, spring and blades. Hang the tool up on a rack in your garden shed or place it in a sealed container to protect it from moisture. Hand pruners often get caked with plant sap and other gummy residues over time.

Chantry Knife Sharpener

Use steel wool or sandpaper to abrade away any of this gummy material from the parts. Make sure your tools are clean of all dirt and plant sap before you move on to sharpening. Some knife sharpeners let you replace the sharpening mechanism when needed, which we highlight in our reviews. Popular knife manufacturer Robert Welch recommends you change the sharpening wheel after months, depending on the frequency of use, to maintain your knife’s cutting edge.

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Cuticle trimming is a key part of a salon mani-pedi, but experts advise against this practice during a pandemic. “The cuticle is there as a barrier to protect from debris,” Edwards says.

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